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Woodbine Entertainment Announces New Internship

Woodbine Entertainment has just announced its latest Standardbred Racing Internship for its 2021 live racing season at the Woodbine Mohawk Park in Ontario. The internship will award two live harness fans with the opportunity to witness how the industry operates behind the curtains at first hand. The application process is now officially opened for candidates.

The two selected applicants will be able to spend over 16 weeks working in all departments of the company to better familiarize themselves with Standardbred racing and its all-related operations. The program will provide individuals with the opportunity to full-understand how the industry works and decide whether they would like to be a part of it in the future.

Exciting Opportunity

The Standardbred Racing Internship will be awarded to two candidates as they will have the opportunity to witness firsthand how the live harness industry operates at every level. They will be able to learn while assisting with operations at the Race Office, Stakes Manager, Bookkeeper, Charter, Placing Judge, and Paddock.

The application process is now officially open. According to the company, the perfect candidate must meet the following criteria: he or she must have 1-2 years of experience in customer service, strong organizational and administrative skills, and the ability to process and exchange information quickly. The hourly wage for the temporary positions will be CA$18 per hour, with 40 working hours per week.

Hall of Fame Member

The latest news surrounding Woodbine Entertainment is that its President and CEO Jim Lawson will be introduced in the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame. Mr. Lawson was appointed as CEO back in 2015 and now he will be honored for his contributions to the Canadian sporting industry in hockey, football, and of course horse racing.

Mr. Lawson has been involved in sports his whole life whether it was participating in such activities or managing them. The Burlington-born and raised Mr. Lawson has been quite successful in his hockey career, as he started from Ottawa 67’s, and then received a scholarship offer to play at Brown University in Providence. He was then drafted by the NHL and played for the Montreal Canadiens.


Woodbine Entertainment is now enjoying life after the end of the previous stay-at-home and lockdown order in Ontario. The horse racing corporation is now allowed to welcome back live audiences at its horse racing ovals in the province. From July 1, 2021, fans can attend the live harness racing events at the tracks but only in 25% of their maximum capacity. However, the company expects the rules to be eased in the coming months.

Single-Event Wagering Position

More recent news from the company includes comments from its CEO Jim Lawson on the recently passed Bill C-218 which will allow betting on single sporting events. Mr. Lawson stated that he is extremely happy with the position of the company in the single-sports betting legislation, as the company holds the rights for betting on single horse racing events in the province. However, the leader is more than happy to contribute with their experience and technology.

Source: “Standardbred Racing Internship”, Woodbine Entertainment, July 7, 2021